Bequest Language

BCF Bequest Language

The following four types of bequests direct your gift to the Baltimore Community Foundation. You may restrict the bequest using additional language.

Percentage:

“I devise to the Baltimore Community Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, ____% of my estate.”

Specific:

“I devise to the Baltimore Community Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.”
(Choose one)
The sum of $__________.”
__________ shares of stock in __________Company.”, or
My real property commonly known as ____________.”

Residual: 

“I devise to the Baltimore Community Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, all the residue of my estate, including real personal property.”

Contingent: 

“In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries, “I devise to the Baltimore Community Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, ____% of my estate., (percentage, specific, or residual language as above).”
Already have a will?

You can modify your will and direct a gift to the Baltimore Community Foundation with a simple codicil. 

Sample Codicil (Will Modification):
[date] 

I, [name], a resident of the [city of Baltimore] or, County of [county], State of Maryland, declare that this is the codicil to my last will and testament, which is dated [date original signed].

I add or change said last will in the following manner:

[list with particularity all changes to the will. Reference each section number of the will and the specific language you will be affecting. Be as clear and precise as possible.]

Otherwise, I hereby confirm and republish my will dated, [date original signed], in all respects other than those herein mentioned.

I subscribe my name to this codicil this [day, e.g. 1st] day of [month], [year], at [full address where signed], in the presence of [full name of first witness to codicil] and [full name of second witness to codicil], attesting witnesses, who subscribe their names here in my presence. 

___________________________________
Maker 

Attestation:

On the date last above written, [name], known by us to be the person whose signature appears at the end of this codicil, declared to us, [full name of first witness to codicil] and [full name of second witness to codicil], the undersigned, that the foregoing instrument, consisting, of [number of pages to codicil] page(s) was the codicil to the will dated, [date original signed]; who then signed the codicil in our presence, and now in the presence of each other, we now sign our names as witnesses. 

_____________________________________    
Witness

Address:
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________

_____________________________________    
Witness

Address:
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________

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